Does the film entertain? Absolutely. Does it live up to the hype and cult status of the first issue? Probably not
The meteoric rise of the original Zombieland cast is actually quite impressive, meaning it’s even more impressive that producer Gavin Polone has managed to reunite everyone for a second instalment.
A film like Zombieland: Double Tap however, never once taking itself even remotely seriously, becomes this strange enigma, with a style very difficult to judge. Does the film entertain? Absolutely. Does it live up to the hype and cult status of the first issue? Probably not. Does it care? No; which means it absolutely wins when it blows critics out of the water.
It is very little more than a mere continuation of the first film, except it seems to live for gender stereotypes a little too hard, falling in the trap many sequels do by taking their characters to places they didn’t really need to go. It doesn’t affect the feature too much per say, but it definitely affects it in standing against modern culture.
But as mentioned above, Zombieland: Double Tap doesn’t care, and taking everything into its own hands, it becomes a piece of genuine entertainment and little else. Could it be recommended to a Zombieland fan? Why not, it’s not going to do much harm is it?.
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